Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh investigates the death of Alice Liddell who ran a home for unwed mothers. One of those residents is Sally Jupp who was a witness in a drugs smuggling and... See full summary »
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Roy Marsden ...
Phyllis Calvert ...
 Eleanor Maxie (6 episodes, 1985)
Mel Martin ...
 Deborah Riscoe (6 episodes, 1985)
Rupert Frazer ...
 Stephen Maxie (6 episodes, 1985)
John Vine ...
 Inspector John Massingham (6 episodes, 1985)
Jean Heywood ...
 Martha (6 episodes, 1985)
Norman Wooland ...
 Simon Maxie (6 episodes, 1985)
Bill Fraser ...
 Sir Reynold Price (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Felix Hurst (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Catherine Bowers (5 episodes, 1985)
John Bott ...
 Rev Bernard Hinks (5 episodes, 1985)
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 Derek Pullen (4 episodes, 1985)
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 Sally Jupp (4 episodes, 1985)
Charles Morgan ...
 Dr. Charles Epps (4 episodes, 1985)
Barbara Hicks ...
 Miss Molpas (3 episodes, 1985)
Katja Kersten ...
 Ingrid Graham (3 episodes, 1985)
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 Victor Proctor (3 episodes, 1985)
Arturo Venegas ...
 Marcos Iturralde (3 episodes, 1985)
Lucy Hancock ...
 Rosie (3 episodes, 1985)
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Chief Superintendent Adam Dalgliesh investigates the death of Alice Liddell who ran a home for unwed mothers. One of those residents is Sally Jupp who was a witness in a drugs smuggling and murder investigation in London. Sally works at the local manor house for the Maxies and it is apparent that eldest son Stephen has more than just a passing interest in her. The night after they announce their engagement, Sally is found strangled in her bed. The question is whether her death is related to the London investigation or a completely different reason altogether. Her engagement created a good deal of ill feeling among the Maxies and several guests in the house with any one of them having a motive to kill her. Written by garykmcd

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Outstanding on Every Level
27 July 2007 | by (California, U.S.) – See all my reviews

This is my second favorite of the Adam Dalgleish mysteries - the first being the superb and fascinating "Devices and Desires" (which is the only one inexplicably not on DVD). (Update: "Devices and Desires" is now available on DVD).

The story here, the acting, the settings, are all first rate. An absolutely riveting murder mystery. That the other person commenting found it laughable in parts and overly melodramatic is mystifying to me.

Roy Marsden will always be the classic Dalgleish, sorely missed in the extremely inferior stories filmed after he left the series. Phyllis Calvert and the old woman who plays the cook in this one are particularly good. The seductive and cunning young woman who insinuates herself into the family, with the help of a wastrel son, is a master of female manipulativeness.

HIGHLY recommended for those who enjoy literate British mystery.


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